The decade of the 2010s was historic for Ohio Wesleyan, with new programs, amazing building makeovers, and incredible achievements from students, faculty, and coaches. Here’s a list of the top 10 accomplishments based on an informal survey by OWU Magazine. Do you agree? Let us know.

The Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign surpasses its original goal more than a year ahead of schedule (2019), and more than $200 million in contributions begin to transform the campus and enrich student experiences.

After more than 30 years, Merrick Hall reopens as the home of The OWU Connection (2015). During the decade, OWU awards $2.3 million in grants to support OWU Connection experiences in more than 60 countries.

Bachelor of Science degrees are introduced along with new majors in business administration, communication, data analytics, neuroscience, special education, and more.

Men’s soccer wins the national championship, and Jay Martin simultaneously becomes the winningest coach in NCAA men’s soccer history (2011).

OWU’s oldest residential building, Stuyvesant Hall, reopens after a $14 million restoration (2012).

(Tie) Cirrus Robinson ’20 wins her fourth national high jump championship (2019) and Nate Axelrod ’18 earns Jostens Trophy as nation’s most outstanding NCAA DIII men’s basketball player (2018).

Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center opens (2010), OWU’s first LEEDcertified green building.

The Delaware Entrepreneurial Center opens on campus (2018), a first-of-its-kind business incubator and education center at a private liberal arts college.

I³ mini lecture series begins (2015) – and Mary Anne Lewis Cusato’s “Chuck Norris in Algeria” lecture surpasses 100,000 YouTube views.

Ohio Wesleyan celebrates 175 years (2017).

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